The 2015 Toronto Blue Jays schedule has arrived! Or… at least… in digital form, it has. Go flip through it yourself at BlueJays.com and see what the schedule-makers have in store for us next season, starting with a season-opening trip to the Bronx — complete with bullshit extra day off between Opening Day and game two, just so they’re sure they get a proper opener in regardless of the weather!
I mean, can we not just put the day off at the end of the series?
- The Jays start with a road trip to New York and Baltimore, and exclusively face AL East foes until the last day of April, save for a visit from their first National League team of the season: the Atlanta Braves.
- More interleague: visiting the Rogers Centre this year in addition to the Braves (April 17-19), will be the Marlins (June 8-10), Mets (June 17-18 as the road half of a four game home-and-home), the Phillies (July 28-29),
- And for those planning exotic road trips, the NL cities the Jays will be in are as follows: Washington D.C. (June 1-3), New York (June 15-16), Philadelphia (August 18-19), and Atlanta (September 15-17).
- Rejoice, Vancouver! The Jays actually get a weekend series in Seattle, visiting the Pacific Northwest from July 24th to the 26th. For those of you in the fly-over provinces, there’s a weekender in Minnesota May 29-31, as well!
- Holiday watch: The schedule makers noticed May 2-4 (aka Victoria Day), as the Jays will host a holiday Monday afternoon contest against the Angels — the better part of that weekend will see them in Houston, though. Canada Day, July 1st, is on a Wednesday, and the Jays do indeed have a home contest then, as well: they’ll face the Red Sox in a 1:07 PM ET start. The holiday Monday in August — Simcoe Day! — will also see an afternoon home game, with the Minnesota Twins in town. However, Labour Day, September 7th, will see them leaving town after a homestand and visiting the Red Sox.
- Former rivals: How does a weekend in Detroit sound? That’s where the Jays will be from July 3-5. They also get a weekend set with a former rival in Cleveland, May 1-3. The Tigers make their lone visit to the Rogers Centre August 28-30, while Cleveland visits immediately after, from August 31st to September 2nd.
- Late start? No. At this time there are no 4 PM Saturday or Sunday contests scheduled to be held at Rogers Centre. Booooooo!!!!!
- Late finish? Yes. The 2015 season will start late and end late — the Jays’ final seven games will be on the road, as they’ll close the regular season with four at Baltimore, then three in Tampa, with the final game of the season being Sunday, October 4th. OCTOBER BASEBALL!
All in all… it’s a schedule. So what do you think??!?